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  • Education
    • J.D., cum laude, Boston College, 2002
    • B.A., magna cum laude, American University, 1999
Clients appreciate Chris Mohart’s value-oriented thinking, attentive service, and problem solving abilities.  Because he tries lawsuits and drafts agreements, Chris is often referred to as a full- service construction and real estate attorney by his clients, who include: owners, developers, investors, lenders, contractors, design professionals, and subcontractors.

As a trial attorney, Chris represents clients across the country in arbitration as well as in state and federal courts − both at the trial and appellate levels.  He handles lawsuits relating to breach of contract, land use, insurance coverage, design errors and omissions, defective workmanship, zoning, mechanic’s liens, payment and performance bonds, bid protests, MBE/DBE/WBE challenges, and an array of federal and state statutory violations.  And, as a transactional attorney, Chris assists clients during all phases of their projects − planning, permitting, contract drafting and negotiation, day-to-day advice, and closeout.

Chris’s experience in representing and assisting clients covers a wide variety of markets, including transportation, power, manufacturing, buildings, water, and sewer.

  • Successfully procured title insurance coverage for an owner against a mechanic’s lien in excess of $10 million dollars.
  • Obtained a dismissal ruling on behalf of an ENR Top 100 contractor, wherein the trial court held as follows: an architect could not state a claim for indemnity or contribution against the contractor for damages, which the architect sustained in a companion lawsuit with the project’s owner.
  • Successfully represented an ENR Top 10 specialty contractor before the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in causing a serious violation to be removed.
  • On behalf of an owner, drafted and negotiated contracts in excess of $20 million dollars for a senior residential facility.
  • Following a four-day bench trial, obtained a verdict on behalf of a developer against a tenant for wrongful termination of a commercial lease.
  • Assisted a contractor in reaching a global settlement with a subcontractor and the U.S. Department of Labor in a dispute concerning the False Claims Act and the Davis-Bacon Act.
  • Successfully represented an ENR Top 100 specialty contractor in recovering several million dollars against a ENR Top 20 contractor for extras on a school building project.

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Onsite Wastewater Mega-Conference
Reno, Nevada
October 27, 2016
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Contractor Licensing Seminar
Johnson County, Kansas
October 26, 2016
eAlerts Alerts
January 5, 2015
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Construction Contracting and Dispute Resolution
U.S. Department of Transportation
Bonding Education Program
April 25, 2014
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A Practical Guide to Construction Liens
Presentation for the National Business Institute
June 2009
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Construction Contracts from A to Z
Presentation for the National Business Institute
October 2008
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Limitation of Liability Clauses in Kansas
Construction Industry Newsletter
August 2008
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Overview of the Kansas Anti-Indemnity Statute
Construction Industry Newsletter
March 2008
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Public Contracts and Procurement Regulations
Presentation for Lorman Educational Services
November 2007
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Tackling Performance Delays
Presentation for the National Business Institute
October 2007